The folklorist’s recordings were a formative influence on The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, his centennial is a cause for celebration Continue reading on Medium »
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This week for BuzzFeed News, Tim Stelloh chronicles the search for the lost victims of one of America’s most infamous serial killers. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed News and around the web. The Gacy Files: One… Continue Reading
Our favorite stories of the week, featuring The New Yorker, Die Zeit, Jezebel, The New York Times Magazine, and Slate.
In a two-story brick building in Springfield, Massachusetts, a team of definers, etymologists, pronouncers, daters, typists and lexicographers are hard at work on the long-awaited fourth edition of America’s premier dictionary. But perhaps their most important definition is still in… Continue Reading
Sika Eteaki lay in bed, shaking uncontrollably. The pillow and sheets were soaked through with sweat, but now he couldn’t get warm. It felt like there weren’t enough blankets in all of Lancaster State Prison to keep him warm. Just… Continue Reading
Using the ALMA telescope in Chile, scientists are hoping to decode the secrets of the origins of the cosmos The post The view from Mars appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
In 1927, the American Communist leader Jay Lovestone aroused Moscow’s ire by arguing that industry in the United States was so youthful and vigorous as to be exempt from the traditional Marxist laws of capitalist crisis and decay. ‘American exceptionalism’… Continue Reading
Sasha Fleischman—who identifies as agender, neither male nor female—was set on fire by a fellow teenager while riding a city bus home from school. With the flick of a lighter, two families lives were changed forever.